Toddlers and 2-Year Old Programming
"I'm just a kid, I have a lot of stuff to do yet."
~ Clint Eastwood
Our commitment to quality care continues in our Toddler and 2-year old rooms. Children at this age are eager learners who energetically interact with materials and people. We at the center realize that an environment and curriculum that encourages each child's growing need of independence is a basis for developing and mastering life skills and a positive self esteem. By playing in both large and small groups, these children will learn valuable social skills needed to effectively interact with others. While engaging in fun activities toddlers and 2-year olds will discover their likes and talents and will be exposed to fundamentals such as: colors, shapes, self-help skills, as well as social and language development.
Children under the age of 2 years old will have a notebook system for direct communication with their teacher(s). In this notebook the teacher will log the daily activities, feedings and the rest times of your child. Parents will be asked to list pertinent information that will ensure the individualized schedule of each child is up-to-date, to inculde but not limited to: the last time your child ate, slept and was changed, as well as mood and sleeping patterns of the night before. Parents of 2-year olds will find daily information posted in the Parent Area of the room.
Arts for Kids has an individualized program for the needs of children ages of
6-weeks to 2-years old.
All children will have individual contact and attention through feeding, diapering and learning experience.
Each child will follow their individual routine of feeding and sleeping set by their home environment.
The children will be provided with equipment to fit their educational development and creative expression appopriate to their age level.
Daily communication with parents:
~ A notebook for each child under two years of age will be sent home with parents summarizing child's activities.
Parents will bring back notebook with information for teachers.
Staff will ensure that throughout the day infants will be moved into different activities.
Potty Training Policy
If parents and the center are in agreement that a child is developmentally ready, Arts for Kids will begin to encourage potty training at age 2.
At 2-1/2 years old age, regular potty training is part of our daily program and routine. Children will be encouraged to wear pull-ups or underwear (depending on progress) and have plenty of extra pull-ups or underwear on hand. They will be taken to the bathroom every 2 hours (possibly more often at the beginning). If a child is wearing underwear, they will be put in a pull-up or diaper for naps, unless completely trained. We will use lots of praise for a "job well done" and lots of understanding when "accidents happen" if a child has a rough day.
Sometimes potty training can happen overnight and sometimes it can be a long process - we just need to have a lot of patience.
June 2020 News!
We had a busy month in May! We painted circles to put a big
caterpillar together during Bugs Week! We matched farm animals with stickers on a board for Farm Animal Week! We used paint
brushes to paint horses and put cotton balls on sheep.
We read stories: “Old Mac Donald,” “Farm Animals,” and
“Where’s Kitty?” to name a few.
We want to welcome all our new friends to our class!
We are excited about our new group and doing fun activities!
Any questions please ask Karen, Marie or Lori!
God bless you all!
Hope you had a relaxing Memorial Day Weekend!
Ms. Karen, Ms. Lori & Ms. Marie
Looking forward to all our kids returning. Unfortunately, most of our
previous class are now 2 year olds and have moved up.
You will be missed.
Therefore, we welcome a new group of friends to Toddler II.
Ready, Set, Go!!
June will be a month filled with all kinds of fun. We will learn about Bugs & Insects and all kinds of different types of balls. Do they bounce
or not? Sink or float? We will also welcome summer and of course,
celebrate Father’s Day. So dads, expect a little something special from your child.
The warm weather is here so remember to check cubbies for
temperature appropriate change of clothes.
If you haven’t already, consider bringing in sunscreen. Our outside time is 10:30 and the playground can get very sunny and hot.
Have a great month!
Ms. Janice & Ms. Tina
2’s I & II
Hey welcome back everybody!
A lot of faces were definitely missed these past couple months.
We are glad to have everyone back.
We had many 2’s move up during this whole craziness.
I’m sure a lot of you know I only work three days a week but on the days I am gone Ms. Emily will be in our room.
Our friends that came back seem to be getting into the routine nicely.
We have been working on our colors and using our words more.
This month we will be learning more about each other.
Please bring in sunscreen if you have not done so yet and if you’d like to bring in a water bottle for your child that would be great!
Have a wonderful month!
Ms. Laura & Ms. Emily
Hello Families! Welcome to June in the 2’s III!
The last couple of months have been quite strange so I’m glad we are able to see everyone again.
We will be starting this month getting to know each other and getting familiar with the class rules/routine.
If you have any questions about the room routine or if anything about your child concerns you, please feel free to ask!
I can be reached through the HiMama app or you can always leave me a note.
Looking forward to another month of learning and growing in 2’s III!
Ms. Sara B